Rising Tide of Workplace Stress Disability Claims

A recent article in the New York Times, entitled, "No Time To Be Nice At Work", describes the growth of rudeness and bad behaviour in the workplace over the past 20 years. The article notes:

"How we treat one another at work matters. Insensitive interactions have a way of whittling away at people's health, performance and souls."

Workplace Stress Takes a Toll

This explains and accounts for the frequency of Disability Insurance claims that include workplace stress as a factor in the underlying reason someone has gone off work on disability. Studies have shown that bad behaviour in the workplace exacts a high toll on people's immune systems, and it is likely that for this reason, we see a lot of cases related to workplace stress at Share Lawyers. Major health problems have also been linked to the high stress levels at work, resulting in cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, ulcers, as well as depression and anxiety.

It seems that there may be numerous reasons for the rise of incivility at work, including, increased workload and performance targets, which leaves "no time to be nice". However, other studies, noted in this article, indicate that workplace incivility increases the incidence of mental errors leading to costly mistakes for employers, and further compounding the heightened stress levels for employees.

Workplace Stress Is A Reality

The studies notes in the New York Times article add credence to the reality of workplace stress and the health problems they lead to, which can be used to respond to insurance companies' attempt to deny claims based on workplace stress. Insurers frequently take the position that workplace stress is not a legitimate basis for a disability claim, but clearly, work conditions do play a significant role in worsening the health of many people. Wherever we work, and even when people the take the time to be nice, stress is a part of life. Knowing this, I try to take time to take care of myself. I like to sit in the backyard and read my book, and I like taking my dog for a long walk. To learn more about this article, you can read it here.Has your disability claim been denied? Contact Share Lawyers and put our experience to work for you. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless we win your case.Find out if you have a Disability Case. We have recently settled cases against Great West Life, Standard Life, Blue Cross, Manulife, Sun Life, and many more.

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A note from our long term disability lawyers

Taking a medical leave from work is not an easy decision to make. Concerns about providing for yourself and your family and keeping your job may cause you to want to push through your pain, but this won’t make your problems go away. Stopping work is often the smartest decision for your long term health and well-being, and your disability benefits are there to provide you with financial support until you can return to work.

If you have made the tough decision to stop working and apply for your short term disability or long term disability benefits, you may feel overwhelmed by the process and have questions that your employer and your insurance company are not able or willing to answer. Share is There to see you through and answer your questions.

Our Disability law firm knows what you have been going through

We understand that things have not been easy for you over the last little while. Your health has been suffering, you are unable to work, and now your insurance company, who was supposed to be there in your time of need, has decided they will not pay your disability benefits or respect your disability claim. These benefits exist to provide you with the financial support you need so that you can focus on your health and rebuilding your life. It is unfortunate that your insurance company has not lived up to its promise. If your disability claim has been denied, we will fight to get you the benefits you are entitled to. Our disability lawyers have helped thousands of Canadians get their long term disability benefits over the past 35 years, and we can help you too.

Our experienced disability lawyers can fight back on your behalf

Share Lawyers believes that every client who is dealing with a disability claim deserves superior personal service. To achieve that goal, we have developed our team of experienced, compassionate, and caring long term disability lawyers, law clerks, and administrative staff to meet all of your needs. Our team of experienced long term disability, life insurance, employment, and critical illness insurance lawyers have made successful claims against many insurance companies, third-party administrators and employers.

If you are unable to work, your disability benefits should be there to provide you with the financial support you need. While your insurance company may be focused on finding ways to avoid paying your claim, our focus is on what is in your best interest. When Share Lawyers gets involved, you have an entire team of lawyers that are there to support you and to fight for what is yours.

Our disability claim lawyers fight for your disability insurance claim by relying on our many years of experience to apply the best strategic planning and approach in each case, using the latest technology available. Experience matters, and with Share Lawyers, you are in the best hands with 35 years of success on your side.

In this video, we explain the role of a long term disability lawyer and how we can support you when you have been denied your long term disability benefits.

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